The national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, has slammed President Muhammadu Buhari as a divisive leader who’ll do anything to win re-election.
While speaking during the PDP’s National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting in Abuja on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, the opposition chairman said the president does not care about protecting the lives of Nigerians as long as he holds on to power.
He was reacting to the president’s controversial comment about directing security operatives to be “ruthless” in dealing with ballot box snatchers who attempt to disrupt the election.
“Anybody who decides to snatch boxes or lead thugs to disturb it, maybe that’s the last unlawful action you’ll take. I really gave the military and the police order to be ruthless,” President Buhari said during his own party’s caucus meeting on Monday.
Secondus called the president’s comment a “death sentence on all voters of Nigeria” that should not be obeyed by security operatives.
He said, “Nigerians are tired of President Buhari. And of a truth, over three years, killings and killings and now you have ordered that more people should be killed.
“Why do you like blood? I want to ask Buhari, ‘Why do you like blood?’
“Why do you want to kill your country men and women. For the sake of election? That you must be a president? You know you are not God. Buhari, I’m addressing you, you know you are not God.
“All your actions in the last three years are against the people of Nigeria: hunger, killings, unemployment; you are not sensitive to it.”
He said the PDP will resist any attempts by the ruling All Progressives Congressive (APC) to ensure that the results of the elections will reflect the will of the Nigerian people.